Have you ever wondered how a charity works? How do they decide which projects to work on, and where does the money come from? Our next talk will reveal all
Steph Punfield, Community Fundraising Executive at Albion in the Community, will be providing insights in to what the charity does in the community, and talk about the various ways we go about raising the much-needed funds to keep these programmes running.
As Steph states: "As well as our work within disability sport, we regularly work with more than 100 schools throughout the county – helping raise literacy and numeracy levels through our pioneering football-themed lessons. Our health team is out in the community every single day, helping those experiencing cancer to stay active with our free cancer fitness classes, and supporting dozens of local people to make positive lifestyle changes.
"With Sussex being home to some of the most-deprived communities in the south, more than 2500 young people benefit from our 35 free weekly sessions that pair football with lifestyle workshops on such subjects as anti-homophobia, road safety and substance misuse. Our Albion Goals project for vulnerable adults includes back-to-work sessions to help participants improve their employment prospects – with 200 participants gaining paid employment after their time with us.
"Our work in the community is extremely varied, and whilst we may be a football club’s charity, the work we do extends far beyond the playing field.
Our approach is simple. We believe in giving people a chance…
Albion in the Community (AITC) is the official charity of Brighton & Hove Albion FC, and the largest provider of disability football opportunities in Sussex. They are a local charity for local people, and engage with over 30,000 individuals every year. They rely heavily on individuals, businesses and community groups within the county to be able to continue this award-winning work, and at the centre of everything we do is their belief that everyone should have the same opportunity to play the game they love – regardless of whether or not they have a disability. For more information, please visit our website at http://www.albioninthecommunity.org.uk/.
And here is your chance to register for our event and hear Steph talk about these and other aspects of the charity work AITC are involved in.